Yeah Yeah Yeahs
are a New York City
-based indie rock
band. The band consists of lead singer Karen O
, drummer Brian Chase
, and guitarist Nick Zinner
. In 2000 they formed a trio, and were later joined by second guitarist Imaad Wasif
in 2006 for touring purposes. According to an interview that aired during the ABC network's Live from Central Park SummerStage
series, the band's name was taken from modern New York City vernacular
. The band has recorded three studio albums; the first, Fever to Tell
, was released in 2003. The second, Show Your Bones
, was released in 2006 and was named the second best album of the year by NME
. Their third studio album, It's Blitz!
, was released on March 31, 2009 in the USA and on April 6, 2009 in the rest of the world.